CTC183 – Animal Expedition

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It’s hard to believe that I’ve already been home a week!  Is it just me or is this year just flying past?

This week we are casing the Animal Expedition section, pages 26-37.

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There are so many cute cards in this section!  I love the Animal Outing set but I haven’t got it yet, so I decided to case the kitty card on page 31.

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As I have two handsome boys, Shadow and Jaster, I had to change the card to be just kitties.

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I coloured the cats from the Pretty Kitty Stamp set to be similar to Shadow and Jaster.  I coloured Shadow using a basic black watercolour pencil and a blender pen to colour it.  I used the Smoky Slate blends to colour Jaster.  I used the two different methods as I didn’t want Shadow to be a solid black.

I then stamped the sentiment from the Pretty Kitty stamp set and I added a strip of dsp from my favourite, Share What You Love Specialty DSP.  Oh and the background is from this paper as well.

To create the banner, I cut the ends of the white cardstock with the tailored tag punch.

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Next up is fellow kitty lover, Peta.

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CTC182 – Tea Room

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Well I’ve had an exciting week visiting China with my sister.  We had a great time visiting the Great Wall, the Beijing Zoo, Shaolin Temple and the Yellow River.

So I’ve unpacked, washed and had a great sleep and am ready to jump into the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

I wasn’t going to join in the hop this week as I wasn’t sure I’d be able to have time to create a card.  But my new catalogue order arrived whilst I was away and when I opened up the box, I just had to join in!!  So many exciting new goodies to play with!!

So this week, we are casing the Tea Room section, pages 13-25 of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

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I decided to case the card on page 20 using the Botanical Bliss Bundle.  Did you know that you save 10% when you purchase a bundle.

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This bundle is just so lovely!  I can’t wait to play more with them.  I pretty much cased the card as is.  I used the gorgeous Share What You Specialty DSP.  For the background, I used the new Soft Sea Foam cardstock and stamped the flower from the Botanical Bliss stamp set.

The roses and flowers come from the Botanical Tags thinlits.  You can use these dies as a tag or there is an additional die that allows you cut the flower out completely.

I used copper embossing powder on the oval and Tranquil Tide for the sentiment.  I used copper foil for the leaves in the background and added a little bit of copper metallic thread.

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Next up is my lovely friend, Mel.

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I hope you enjoy our hop this week, make sure you leave a comment and let me know!

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CTC180 – Favourite Retiring Project

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I’ve been pretty busy over the last couple of weeks as I had my catalogue launch last weekend.  I know it’s a bit early but we’ve been invited to a wedding this weekend and next weekend, I’m going to China for a week with my sister! Fun times ahead!

It’s an exciting week for Stampin’ Up!  It’s the end of a catalogue but more excitingly it’s the start of a new one!!  On June 1, the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue will commence.  I’m still deciding what I “need” to get!

But, here at CTC we are doing our final case of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue and 2018 Occasions Catalogue.  We are sharing our favourite retiring projects from either catalogue.

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As I had my catty launch last weekend, I’ve taken all my retired products out of my craft room and they are in an untidy pile in another room!!  So it was too hard to dig through and find my favourite retiring sets.

But, one of my favourite products from any catalogue is the stunning Designer Series Paper.  Every year, I can’t wait to see what pretty papers I need to have. Who am I kidding, I need them all!

I love the Fresh Florals DSP Stack from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue in the 2017-2019 In Colours.  Such pretty designs.

One stamp set that I’m sad to see go is Teeny Tiny Sentiments.  This is such a handy set with a sentiment for every occasion.  But never fear, there is another set to replace it, the Itty Bitty Greetings set.

I have cased this card on page 37.

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It also showcases my favourite retiring floral set, Rose Wonder.  Love that set!

As we are going to a wedding today, I decided to create a wedding card.  So I used the Berry Burst floral page from the Fresh Florals DSP Stack.  Instead of the flower, I created a group of circles and stamped the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.  I stamped off the ink to create the different shades.  I love the sentiment from the Petal Palette stamp set.  Perfect for a wedding!

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I even stamped on the inside which you know I rarely do!  But it’s a special occasion!!

I hope you like my card today!  Please leave me some comments below and let me know!

Next up is my sweet friend, Rose.  I can’t wait to see what amazing creation she has done this week.

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CTC178 – Favourite Annual Catty project

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I think we’ve finally hit Autumn in Queensland this weekend!!  It’s finally starting to get cool!

This week, we are casing our favourite project from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

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It’s so hard to choose a favourite!  You wouldn’t choose a favourite child, would you!

I love the Graceful Garden set and I’m so glad it’s carrying over.  I decided to case one of the Petal Garden Memories & More cards on page 57.

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I stamped the flowers and leaves on a piece of thick whisper white cardstock and coloured them using the Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  I then fussy cut them out.

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Next up is the lovely Angela.

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CTC177 – Favourite Retiring Item

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If you are a Queenslander, you’ll be enjoying a long weekend!  More time for crafting!!  If not, you should move here!

We are casing our Favourite retiring item from either catalogue this week.

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I love the You’ve Got This stamp set and I’m really sad to see it go.  I love how it has a distressed background stamp and then of course, the beautiful flower stamp.

I was inspired by the card on page 101 of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

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I used Wisteria Wonder as the base of the card and I stamped the distressed background stamp twice on a piece of Old Olive cardstock.  I embossed the flower in silver on watercolour paper and coloured it using the retired Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends and the continuing Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  I then cut it out and added lots of dimensionals on the back.  I added a bow using Powder Pink finely woven ribbon.

I then stamped the sentiment in Powder pink on matching cardstock and used the 1 3/4″ circle punch.

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I will be sad to see this set go but I think there will be lots of lovely news ones to play with!!

Next up we are heading over the pond to Sandra in New Zealand.  Can’t wait to see what she has created!

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CTC176 – Favourite Occasions Project

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It’s back to normal this week, heading back to work on Monday.  I just love it when the alarm clock goes off at 4:15am (NOT!!).  Luckily it was a short week with Anzac Day in the middle so it wasn’t too bad.

We are casing our Favourite Project from the 2018 Occasions catalogue today.

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I decided to keep it pretty similar but I went with the retiring 2016-2018 In-Colours.  I used Flirty Flamingo as the base and made the watercolour background on thick whisper white with Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo.

It looked like the original used gold foil for the cake stand, so I went a bit fancier and used gold glimmer paper.  I then used the rest of the in-colours for the flowers.

I’m so glad that the Cake Soiree stamp set and the matching Sweet Cake Framelits are carrying over to the new Annual Catalogue.  If you love them too, make sure you grab them now while they are still listed as a bundle.  You’ll save 10%!

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Next up is my lovely friend, Julia.

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CTC175 – Favourite Occasions Catalogue Big Shot project

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I’ve had a lovely week off work relaxing after the Commonwealth Games.  I’ve done a few jobs around the house, shopping with my mum and lots of time in the craft room!! I think my mojo has returned!!

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We are casing our favourite Occasions Catalogue Big Shot project this week. There are so many great framelits and thinlits in this catalogue, which makes it hard to decide which one to case!

I went with the Hold on to Hope bundle on page 27 of the 2018 Occasions Catalogue and the square card on the right.

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Instead of embossing the white background, I used the large floral thinlit from the Flourish thinlits.  I cut out 2 and then snipped them into pieces and using the fine tip glue pen, glued them around the edge of the card.

I love Marina Mist and I’m sad to see it leaving, so I used it on the scallop square.  I added a square in So Saffron and stamped the strips using the Ready to Pop stamp set.

The sentiment is from the Hold on to Hope stamp set.   As this is a square card, I made a matching card and even stamped it!

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Make sure you check out the retiring products in my online store, here.

Next up is the awesome Peta!

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